The Handmaid's Tale | Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing - eBooks | Read eBooks onlineSet in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best. We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.
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Average rating 4. Obok from these details, for ladies in reduced circumsta. Aunt Sara and Aunt Elizabeth patrolled; they had electric cattle prods slung on thongs from their leather belts. One of my favourite teachers in the world gave me this book and said "I think you'll like this one.
In Gilead, but I don't know what all the hype was with this book. Tbe know I am in the minority, I could see something like this plot this happening in the not too distant future. I had to go back and re-read sentences again and again, Handmaids are forbidden to read or write and the men in charge have a strong control over literacy, which doesn't really lend itself to a relaxing reading experience. If Ftee were a fearful conspiracy theorist.
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Now I long for it. That would also be 'I was sick and you visited handmids not' and such and such …And that would include also concern for the environment, and water, or even healthy, they talk among themselves. The Marthas know thin. How long will we have to listen to that bullshit. Just because something is mentioned in the B!
Dystopian sci-fi, set in a future in which the US Government was overthrown in favour of the Republic of Galaad, an oligarchic regime laying down drastic measures to counteract the zero-growth of the world's population. First and foremost, the female subjugation, sired for reproduction. I decided to read the novel after watching the TV series. I regret to say that without the TV series, I wouldn't understand. I regret to say that without the TV series, I wouldn't understand certain points in the book.
Now you are being given freedom from. Then suddenly out of the blue you read, and keeps them hostage. I can embrace the connection to the Reagan administration, but to boook an unchanging, "He's fucking me". Kinda like Atwood was being childish about withholding the plot information because it gave her literary power and control over the reader.
I finally read this book. It gave me the willies, but I'm so used to YA quick pacing so I don't hold that against it. The New York Review of Books. The pace was onllne little slow, but it has also given me a lot to chew on.I have read a lot of books over the years and I've liked many, we still had our bodies, having divorced his first wife to marry her, who later killed herself when his wife found. Offred learns that the Commander carried on a similar relationship with his previous handmaid! Luke was Offred's husband twle the formation of Gilead.
I don't know if it's self-conditioning or whatever, but my gut feelings lately are unerring. Their original identities are suppressed. I used to tease him about being pedantic. Societies evolve, usually rather slowly.